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FPD HIV/AIDS Management Course

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Posted on 22 May 2012 at 20:23



INTRODUCTION

Given the current state of knowledge on HIVA/AIDS management and the fact that anti-retroviral therapy is becoming more affordable, it is now feasible to approach HIV/AIDS as a chromic medical condition. This course will empower clinicians to adequately manage patients with HIV and or AIDS.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL?

All healthcare professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the management of this condition as a matter of urgency.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This is a distance based course and participants will receive a comprehensive user friendly guide covering all modules.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

To enable participants to acquire or update skills with regards to:

  • The diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and STD's
  • The management of HIV/AIDS and STD's
  • All aspects of counselling (pre and post test therapy compliance)
  • Having empathy with people "Living with AIDS"
  • Fulfil their role as healthcare professionals in community mobilization
  • Understand vaccine development and clinical trials

COURSE CONTENT

The following modules are covered:

  • Epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection
  • Pathogenesis of HIV infection
  • Diagnosis of HIV infection
  • Monitoring HIV disease: laboratory markers
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Neurological complications of HIV
  • Neoplasms
  • Anti-retroviral management of HIV infection
  • Pallative care
  • Nutrition in HIV infection
  • HIV infection in children
  • Compliance
  • Pre and post test counselling
  • HIV and infant feeding
  • Post exposure - prophylaxis
  • Sexually Transmitted diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Aids in the workplace

ACCREDITATION

Accreditation according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals for 3 Ethics CEU's on level 2 and 2 General CEU's on level 2.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the online assessment process.

COURSE FEE

R 456.00 Inclusive of all VAT & Taxes where applicable. This includes all study material & assessment.

REGISTRATION

To apply for this course, simply navigate to the FPD School of Health Sciences module on www.mpconsulting.co.za and click the "Apply for course" button.

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